The Ohio Senate passed an agritourism bill recently that is based on model legislation developed by Ohio Farm Bureau.
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- Senate passes agritourism bill
- Legal with Leah: Ag sales tax exemption
- Vertical Farming on 'Town Hall Ohio'
- Growing Our Generation: Telling the story of agriculture
- OFBF pushes for action on proposed CAUV legislation
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Does the ag sales tax exemption apply to ATVs and utilities vehicles? Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Ag Law Leah Curtis definitively says: "sometimes." Learn about when these vehicles qualify, and for whom, in this latest Legal with Leah.
On the latest 'Town Hall Ohio' is educator & author Dickson Despommier, who mentions in his book that 10-12,000 years ago, humans began to systematically modify their environment to meet their basic biological needs. Among those was the need to feed themselves. He has some ideas to a modern modification: the vertical farm.
Meet Marlene Eick of Delaware County. The latest featured editor of the Growing Our Generation e-newsletter.
Ohio Farm Bureau is aggressively pursuing action by the state legislature to implement the organization’s proposal for more changes to the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program.
Engaging young people in democracy is the goal of the 2016 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. The contest, sponsored by Ohio 4-H, Ohio FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, brings together youths ages 14-18 from around the state to discuss community issues and concerns then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 program and are due Jan. 11.
Food, farming, jobs, and education. These are just a few of the topics watched over and influenced by the House Agriculture and Rural Development committee of the Ohio General Assembly. This episode will focus on some key issues and features guests Rep. Brian Hill, chair of the Ohio House Ag Committee and Rep. Tony Burkley, vice chair.
A commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize $5.6 billion over the next two years within USDA programs and services that serve new and beginning farmers and ranchers was announced along with a new, tailored web tool designed to connect burgeoning farm entrepreneurs with programs and resources available to help them get started.
10th annual Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Community Auction. Online bidding is now open!
Growing Our Generation featured editor, Marlene Eick shares her experience mentoring youth new to showing livestock and challenges you to support youth livestock exhibitors.
Growing Our Generation featured editor, Marlene Eick shares her perspective and experience on the importance of farmers and those working in the agriculture industry sharing their story.
A recent grassroots effort by Farm Bureau members paid off big when they took up the call to protest a proposal in Congress to cut $3 billion in the nation’s crop insurance program.
Get some of the latest food and farming related teaching materials and subscribe to the Our Ohio Teacher's Lounge e-newsletter.
In a major victory for farmers and landowners, a Cincinnati appeals court has temporarily halted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of a controversial water rule.
Farm Bureau membership is poised to grow as members have some new avenues to invite friends, business contacts and neighbors to be a part of the organization.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership will boost demand for U.S. farm and food products among nearly 500 million consumers in Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.
Farm Bureau strongly disagrees with the recommendation, which came from the Energy Mandates Study Committee of the General Assembly.
As a farmer who has grown both GMO and non GMO crops for years, Clermont County Farm Bureau board member Don Andrews feels the federal government should be in charge of labeling foods derived from modern biology.
Federal taxes, Vulture depredation and Sequestration
Farm Bureau solicited input from members for its comments on how proposed rules in the Food Safety Modernization Act and revisions in the Worker Protection Standard would affect the operations of farmers and businesses.
Low-interest loans are now available for farmers to help them comply with Senate Bill 1, which restricts the application of manure and fertilizer on frozen, snow-covered or saturated ground in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB).
When hauling crops, equipment or other heavy items, take the time to make sure you’re in compliance with Ohio’s road laws. All trucks and even farm equipment are subject to Ohio’s weight laws, including the gross vehicle weight limit of 80,000 pounds and the axle limitations.
Three in four small businesses do not have a disaster recovery plan, but more than half say it would take at least three months to recover from a disaster, according to a recent Nationwide survey
In an exclusive blog, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine urges Ohioans to vote no on Issue 3, a constitutional amendment to authorize recreational marijuana. He describes his findings from a trip to Colorado where marijuana is legal.
The Medicare annual enrollment period deadline is Dec. 7. Ohio Farm Bureau recommends members turn to Medical Mutual, which has a free Medicare guide available for members.
Ohio Farm Bureau and The Nature Conservancy teamed up this week on a presentation to the Lake Erie Legislative Caucus about Healthy Water Ohio’s strategic plan for maintaining and strengthening the state’s water resources.
Meet Taysha Reitzel of Williams County. The latest featured editor of the Growing Our Generation e-newsletter.
Maureen O'Connor is the 10th Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and the first women to hold that position. One of her latest initiatives is to tackle the problem in Ohio... our less than enthusiastic participation in judicial elections.
Ohio Farm Bureau, Nationwide and several other organizations helped raise more than $174,000 for the Ohio 4-H Foundation.
Williams County farmer and mom writes about helping connect non farmers to their food.
In an exclusive blog, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine urges Ohioans to vote Yes on State Issue 2.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank serves a large area of Ohio by providing meals to more than half a million people. Hunger. How can we best help those who need help? Guest: Matt Habash, Pres / CEO, Mid-Ohio Foodbank; Dr. Bobby Moser, Ohio State University and member of the foodbank board.
Looking for a way to enhance your knowledge of and experience with Farm Bureau? Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Ag Professionals State Committee would like to invite 10 Young Ag Professional members to attend the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Kansas City Feb. 12-15.
In an exclusive blog, Secretary of State Jon Husted urges Ohioans to vote Yes on State Issue 1.
Three of Ohio Farm Bureau’s biggest conferences are taking place soon, and OFBF members are encouraged to attend.
In a major victory for farmers and landowners, a Cincinnati appeals court has temporarily halted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of a controversial water rule that is of concern for farmers and landowners.
Ohio Farm Bureau is urging Ohioans to vote Yes on State Issue 1, Yes on State Issue 2 and No on State Issue 3. All three issues deal with amending the state constitution, and Farm Bureau’s positions reflect policy established by its voting delegates.Contact your county Farm Bureau to get a sign.
Meet Kristin Reese of Fairfield County. The latest featured editor of the Growing Our Generation e-newsletter.
These are exciting times for the Republicans in Ohio. They have a candidate running for president, and they're preparing to host the 2016 National Convention. Plus they're in the midst of an interesting race for a U.S. Senate seat. Guest: Matt Borges, Chairman, Ohio Republican Party.
Fairfield County farmer and mom writes about the mountain of misinformation about food out there, leaving mothers confused about how to best feed their families and her work addressing this issue.
Farm Bureau member Kristin Reese writes about her involvement in leadership and advocacy programs that have given her opportunities to make an impact on agriculture.
Fairfield County farmer, mother, advocate and business woman Kristin Reese writes about her business that brings local food to her customers and opens up a line of communication about today's food and agriculture.
Just as in the spring, fall brings harvest and the need to move equipment over the roadways. Farmers should be cautious to ensure they remain in compliance with road laws and avoid citations that could slow down their busy season. Listen to past episode of ‘Legal with Leah’ where she discusses farm equipment on roadways
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made revisions to the Worker Protection Standard. The changes affect how the nation’s 2 million agricultural workers and families are protected when working with pesticides.
Almost 1.5 million Ohioans either heat their home, power their businesses or otherwise make use of the products and services of Columbus Gas of Ohio, the largest natural gas utility in Ohio. Guest Dan Creekmur, president, Columbia Gas of Ohio and discusses on this week's Town Hall Ohio
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently recognized five families representing each region of the state as winners of the 2015 Conservation Farm Family Awards. The families each received $400 from Ohio Farm Bureau.
Having changes made to the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program remains a top Ohio Farm Bureau priority.
Those who want to limit energy development in Ohio are trying to do so by using a little employed mechanism in the Ohio Constitution. While the intention is to limit oil and gas drilling or pipeline development, the initiatives could have far- reaching impacts on all businesses and citizens.
Farm Bureau members are encouraged to become engaged in informing voters about the three measures on the November ballot.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to withdraw the controversial “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule and start over again. This message is being repeated across the country by Farm Bureau, judges, lawmakers and landowners.